Chances are, if you drive every day, eventually you will be involved in an auto accident. However, if you’re lucky, your accident will be a minor one resulting in little or no injury. Yet any number of injuries can occur in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
- Whiplash — Whiplash may be the most common auto accident injury. Frequently seen after rear-end collisions, the condition can range from minor to severe and can result in long-term pain that may last weeks or even months.
- Traumatic brain injury — Trauma to the skull or brain can cause concussions, contusions and bleeding in the brain resulting in serious injury and disability or even death. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include losing consciousness, clear liquid draining from the ears and nose, dizziness, nausea and loss or dysfunction of motor skills.
- Spinal cord injuries — A hard jolt or impact to the spine can cause severe back pain that can greatly limit your mobility. In more serious auto accidents, the spinal cord may be so badly damaged that the victim suffers partial or full paralysis.
- Broken bones — A sideswipe, t-bone or head-on collision may result in multiple broken and/or fractured bones. Depending on the severity of the break, the victim may suffer from long-term pain and limited mobility.
It is important to remember that not all injuries show immediate symptoms. Even if you do not feel physically injured, you should still get yourself checked out. Next, talk to the experienced Oklahoma injury lawyers at Stipe Law Firm to help you file a claim for compensation.